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    Hi i was looking for suggestions our 8 week old puppie does wees on the grass but with the poos it comes up to the outdoor area thats tiled and does it there, every now and then it will do it on the grass but mostly on the tiles,deb

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    Maybe with this weather the grass is just too cold for him to be standing so long on it to do his business...? make sure as you say he sometimes goes to the toot on the grass to give him plenty of praise when he does. make it a great thing that he is doing it. maybe even have his favourite treat on hand when he does his poop on the grass.

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    At 8 weeks old I wouldn't be concerned. Just give it time and puppy will change it's toilet habits on it's own, it's very very young and still coming to terms with it's new surroundings.

    Alternatively you could stay out with the pup when you know it needs to toilet and encourage it to the area you want it to use.

    Puppies are naturally drawn to absorbent surfaces when they need to pee, that's why they will often use a rug or a door mat and frustrate us when it would be so much easier to clean up accidents if they just went on the tiles or floor boards. That isn't necessary when it comes to poos.

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    yes i do praise her when she does it on the grass and give her a treat

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    well as mac said, it is very young to expect her to do exactly what you want. just keep up witht the rewarding and the excited behaviour when she does what you want her to do. she should get the drift as she gets a bit older

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    I do realise she is only young and it will probably come with age ,ill keep up the rewards

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    im not being rude just saying to keep it up your doing the right thing

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    Put here on a lead and take her out with you. Walk her in the area you would like her to toilet in. Praise her when she does.

    Ensure your grass is SUPERshort. Remember, her little butt and belly are only a couple of inches off the ground and she won't enjoy cold or wet grass neccessarily.

    Above all - be persistant and be patient. Training takes time, i tis not a one day thing. It takes a good 6 - 12 months of constant reinfrocement and consstency to train a dog well.

    I still praise my guys every time they toilet in the right place and they are 8, 7 and 6 years old. It pays to always re-inforce the good.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    thanks Anne thats a good idea keeping the grass low ill keep rewarding her

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    If you are leaving the puppy outside on its own and that is when it is doing its business then I would suggest blocking off access to your tiled area if possible. This way your pup has to go on the grassed areas and will start to build a preference for doing number 2s there also.

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